COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 10/19/2021

COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions

Country-Specific Information:

  • The number of current COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan has declined since its peak in late summer 2020.  However, the infection rate is increasing significantly again.  Currently, most schools continue to operate in-person, and groceries and household supplies are readily available with good distribution and open stores.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uzbekistan?  Yes 
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours?  Yes  
  • COVID-19 PCR tests are available at clinics and medical facilities throughout Uzbekistan.  The cost of testing is typically between 200,000 and 350,000 Uzbekistani Soum ($20-$35 USD), and is paid by the patient prior to testing.  U.S. citizens should inquire with the local government (Mahalla) or hotel for the nearest clinic.  The following link includes a list of known clinics in Tashkent that provide PCR tests:  https://uz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-testing-facilities/
  • Test results are generally returned via the messaging app Telegram, or through clinic-specific patient portals.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Uzbekistan approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Uzbekistan for U. S. citizens to receive?  Yes.
  • Which vaccines are available in Uzbekistan? Vaxzevria (also known as Astra Zeneca), Uzbek-Chinese vaccine ZF-UZ-VAC2001, Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer
  • Covid-19 vaccines are available at various polyclinics through the country, and some vaccine clinics are located in grocery stores and bazaars. Vaccination is available for everyone in country.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes 
    • U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uzbekistan but usually need a visa.  Please see the Country Specific Information on travel.state.gov for more details.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Arriving passengers must complete a health screening form upon arrival.
    • Arriving passengers who do not have a negative PCR test prior to travel will be subject to a rapid screening test at the airport. Passengers with positive results will be required to go to a quarantine facility.
  • Visa renewal processes for U.S. citizens currently in Uzbekistan has resumed normal operations.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Only if they test positive on a PCR test after arrival.
    • If US Citizens arrive with a valid negative test, they do not have to quarantine.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required in all forms of public transportation and taxis.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Fines exists for non-compliance of mask-wearing and quarantine violation.

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